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[Photograph of Jeff McLemore and Henry Frost]

Description: Photograph of Jeff McLemore and Henry Frost. McLemore has dark hair and mustache. The full length portrait shows McLemore, who is dressed in a dark pin stripe three piece suit with his hat on his right knee, sitting on a rock ledge. Frost is balding and has a long beard. Frost, who is standing on the right side of the portrait, is wearing a dark knee length coat, dark pants, white shirt, dark colored ascot and his right arm is in a sling. Frost's left arm is behind his back. The photograph is mounted on a tan cardboard substrate with writing in pencil at bottom that reads: "Jeff McLemore, / Henry Frost". Text at bottom also reads: "Chas J. Wright 84 Main St. Houston, Texas". The back of the photograph is pink.
Date: unknown
Creator: Wright, Chas. J.
Item Type: Photograph

[Autograph album "To darling Mamie"]

Description: Page in autograph album reads: "To darling Mamie =My prayer= May choicest blessings crown thy head A"around [sic] thee beauteous robes be spread M"ay [sic] never sorrows gloomy pall. I"n [sic] all thy life - like a dark shadow fall E"ver [sic] guard her Father from starless skies D"o [sic] grant she may grow in beauty as old Time flies A"ye [sic] give a life all peace - or strength to bear with Fale V"erify [sic] every promise - of her present state I" pray for sunshine on her days and years S"avions [sic]! Save her, from storms and tears. Lovingly subscribed C.M. Reading Home- April 16, 1886".
Date: April 16, 1886
Item Type: Letter

[Autograph album "To my little Friend"]

Description: Page from the autograph album that reads: "To my little Friend, This world is like a garden Your heart the fairest spot. Now in this fairy bower, Let me plant "Forget me-not" Your Friend Richmond April 20th 1886".
Date: April 20, 1886
Item Type: Letter

[Branding, magazine sketch]

Description: A drawing from a magazine. The drawing has a caption that says "Branding" at the bottom. The drawing is of people branding cattle.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork

[Brown leather box with a push clasp]

Description: Brown leather box with a push clasp. On fabric in interior of lid, stamped: "MANUFACTURE D'HORLOGERIE PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co. GENEVE GRAND PRIX A PARIS 1889 MEMBRE DU JURY - PARIS 1900". Interior is lined with purple velvet. On bottom of box a sticker reads: "PATEK, PHILIPPE & Co. Fabrique d'Horlogerie Geneve No 128391".
Date: unknown

[Business card of "Pilkington Jackson Art Publisher"]

Description: Business card of "PILKINGTON JACKSON ART PUBLISHER 58 East 13 Street" Front of card has image of a carriage holding two men wearing black top hats drawn by a black horse who is moving fast. Trees are in the background. Back of card reads: "Terms To Dealers. TAKING THE REINS, BY JOHN W. EHNIGER, N.A.21 by 13 inches, beautifully mounted on India tint, engraved title &c., per dozen, $24.00. Retail, $3 00Another edition, 12 1/2 by 7 1/2, per dozen $8 00. Retail, & $1 00Also, by the same Artist, "Sheridan's Ride," and "The Decisive Moment," (Farragut at Mobile Bay), 12 by 10. India tint, mounted, &c., $16 per dozen. Retail $2 00.All the above measurements are exclusive of margin.These photographs sell at sight, and colored copies can be had at a slight increase of prices. Remit by Money Order. In cases where parties are know to the publisher goods will be sent C. O. D. If this does not interest you personally be good enough to hand it to some one else."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Button and ribbon]

Description: Button and ribbon. Button "NATIONAL LIVE STOCK COMMISSION CO. CHICAGO - ST.LOUIS - KANSAS CITY - FORT WORTH." Ribbon "1904 - SOUVENIR - 1904 Texas Cattle Raiser's Convention FORT WORTH. TEX." Red, white, and blue ribbons Old Object Term: Commemorative ribbon, livestock
Date: 1904

[Button with the shape of a star on it]

Description: Button with the shape of a star on it. In center of star, it states: "+1803 ST. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR. 1903+.THE STAR OF PROGRESS IS IN THE WEST". Purple ribbon extends downward and states: "EL__ 1903 ST. LOUIS NATIONAL STOCK YARDS WORLD'S FAIR 1902 ST. LOUIS". Old Object Term: Commemorative button, livestock
Date: [1902..1903]

[Cardboard box that contained eighteen postcards of Boulder Dam]

Description: Cardboard box made similar to an envelope that contained seventeen postcards that were apparently purchased as a set. The front of the box has brown text that reads: "Boulder Dam [top, center] Word's Most Impressive Engineering Spectacle Center of a Magnificent Scenic Wonderland 18 Miniature Post Cards from Original Photographs". On left side of box front is a drawing of the dam, and on the right side is a drawing of canyons. The back of the box has text in brown that reads: "From [line] To [lines]" and in a rectangular box top, right "Postage 1 1/2[cents] Seal With Stamp". Text written under flap: "Issued By Boulder Dam Service Bureau Boulder Theatre Building Boulder City, Nevada Official Motion Pictures, Original Photographs, Souvenirs and Authentic Booklets".
Date: unknown

[Cardboard white envelope with a white label on front]

Description: Cardboard white envelope with a white label on front which reads: "First Class Mail From The Cattleman 410 East Weatherford Street Fort Worth 2, Texas To Hilmar Moore George Building Richmond, Texas 77469" . The envelope had a label with red writing in top right corner and is only partially legible because it was cut off.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Letter

[Christmas card sent to Albert and Mamie George from the Treichler family]

Description: Christmas card sent to Albert and Mamie George from the Treichler family. The front cover reads: "Merry Christmas" in green script with holly and berries as decorations. The interior of the card has text in black along with family photographs. The basic message reads: "Merry Christmas and Happy New Year The Texas Treichlers Christmas 1952 Newgulf, Tex". The top center photograph is of an older couple. Beginning clockwise from this top photo: couple dressed in light colored shirts - "Ann Bob"; two children playing on the beach - "Andy John"; a baby in a swing (or some other type of seat) - "Stephen Randall Treichler 1st 1952 addition."; baby held on person's lap - "Paul Treichler Edquist 2nd 1952 Addition"; couple (man wearing glasses) in white shirts - "Jean Jan (?); blonde toddler wearing sleeveless shirt - "Herb III "T3""; couple with woman wearing dark blouse and man (facing woman) wearing whit shirt - "Virginia Herb II".
Date: 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family]

Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges by the Shivers Family. Exterior cover shows a black drawing of a front porch of a house with large columns. The focus is on a lamp attached to a wall with purple lines radiating from the lamp. The background shows bare trees and a large dome roofed building (capital?). Text on front reads: "Merry Christmas". The "M" and "C" are in purple; remaining lettering in black. The interior of the card is a drawing of a family hanging stockings near the mantle of a fireplace; candles and a wreath with two bells are placed on top of the mantle; decorated Christmas tree in left background. The photograph shows a young girl standing next to a large upholstered chair where a woman holding a baby is seated. A man dressed in a black suit is standing behind the chair. To the right of the chair is a young boy kneeling on one knee next to a Boxer dog. On right, a boy is standing near the fireplace holding up a snowman decorated stocking with the name "Bud" printed on it. Text at bottom of photo reads: "Marialice Sue (Cissie), Brian McGee, Marialice, Allan, "Dynamite", John Sharp, Allan, Jr. (Bud). Text in purple and black at bottom of card: "With the Best of Good Wishes for the Season The Shivers Family".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Artwork

[Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts]

Description: Christmas greeting card sent to the Georges from the Frosts. The exterior cover of the card is red with white border on left and right. White text reads: "[holly leaf attached to the "H"] Holiday Greetings [holly leaf attached to the cross of the "t"]. The interior of the card is a paper "frame" for the enclosed photograph. The photograph shows a man and woman dressed the same in brown knit pants, red satin shirts, and felt hands. The man is standing in front of a mare and her colt while the woman is sitting on her heels and holding her hat out to the colt. Red text reads: "Mary and Pete Frost". Written in blue ink on the back of the cover [interior]: "Fruit Cake [underlined]". There is a white wooden house with red shutter trim in the background; picnic table on far left with a tree trunk that partially obscures it. Tree and shrubs on right.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Color photograph Gene Autry]

Description: Color photograph Gene Autry. Autry, who is wearing cowboy boots, striped knit pants, plaid shirt, necktie, and white felt hat. Autry is sitting on a cedar hitching post and he is holding a guitar. His brown horse (with white strip across face), is standing beside him on left. Building and trees in background. Written in white on bottom of photo: "Always Your Pal Gene Autry". The photograph was taken from the Mamie Davis George photo album page 10.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[Commemorative Ribbon]

Description: Commemorative ribbon for the Texas Live Stock Association with text on one side (blank on back). The words "Texas Live Stock Association" are written horizontally across the length of the ribbon, inside a decorative border; the left end says "GUEST" and the right end says "SAN ANTONIO FEB. 12 - 13."
Date: 1900?~-02

["Crest of Boulder Dam and Arizona Highway"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Crest of Boulder Dam and Arizona Highway" as written in white text near bottom right of postcard. The semi-circular roadway atop the dam has many automobiles traveling across it. Two walkways radiate from the highway (one in foreground, the other near center of photo). Mountains in background. Black text on back of postcard reads: "For Correspondence Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]". A decorative black line with JCB (?) at bottom, separates message and address.
Date: 1925 - 1935
Item Type: Postcard

["Downstream Face Of Boulder Dam"]

Description: Postcard of the "Downstream Face Of Boulder Dam". Mountains and canyons at top of photo, dam at center, downstream flow of water at bottom. Black text on back of postcard reads: "For Correspondence Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]".
Date: 1925 - 1935
Item Type: Postcard

["Downstream Face of Boulder Dam At Night"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Downstream Face of Boulder Dam At Night" as written in bottom right corner of the postcard. Darkness around the spotlighted area of the dam (center of photo). Black text on back of postcard reads: "For Correspondence Post Card Address [in black line rectangle] Postage 1 [cent]". A decorative black line with JCB (?) at bottom, separates message and address.
Date: 1925 - 1935
Item Type: Postcard

[Envelope contain thirteen negatives of Mr. And Mrs. Flet]

Description: A small manila envelope used for storing negatives. This envelope contained thirteen negatives of Mr. And Mrs. Fletcher Morgan Sr. and their children. Printed in black print on front of envelope: "No. Name Order Remarks Retouched Order Finished Reorder Reorder". Type written on front: " 1/27/71 FAMILY & Mr. & Mrs. Morgan Fletcher Sr." Written on front in blue ink: "1-5x7 #2 glossy 6-5x7 #2 B&W 6-8x10 #9 B&W 6-5x7 #9 B&W". Printed on back in black: "No. Name Order Remarks Retouched Order Finished Reorder Reorder" and in blue ink: "M/M Fletcher Morgan".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Text

[Envelope with print reading: "Houston Fat Stock Show"]

Description: Envelope that contained 38 photographs. Manila envelope with red print reading: "Houston Fat Stock Show - and Live Stock Exposition - Houston, Texas" below this print is a red image of a cow's head in a star with ribbons, sheep, hog, and cow drawing at interval between star points. The star is enclosed in a circle. Written below circled star image is written "Premium List" Stamped in red near top center "[drawing of a globe] The Best Job In The World Enlist U. S. Army" The stamp is postmarked "Houston, Texas Oct 21 '46 PB Meter 93104 U. S. Postage Paid .04 1/2" and addressed to "For [in red print] A. P. George Richmond, Texas [in blue ink]
Date: 1940
Item Type: Letter

["Evengeline Oak"]

Description: Postcard image of the "Evengeline Oak" as written in black at top of postcard. The oak is seen from across a body of water. There are lilies in the water in foreground. White wooden building in right background. Two and a half story wooden dark painted building near left center. Evengeline Oak near right center. White wooden building in right background. Black text on back: "Post Card All Rights Reserved - The L. L. Cook Co. Milwaukee Address Place Stamp Here".
Date: unknown
Item Type: Postcard